Lympstone is a charming small harbour town on the estuary of the River Exe in South Devon. The cluster of old cottages are centred around Peter’s Tower, a brick built clock tower built in Italianate style by W.H. Peters in 1885 as a memorial to his wife. Stroll down the passageways between the houses to the seashore and you will see the washing poles where residents still dry their laundry in the breeze!
The area around Lympstone is pretty Devon countryside with rolling pastures which lead down to tiny harbours and sandy beaches. There is plenty to enjoy in the area with the elegant city of Exeter close by, the coastal path and a host of small towns and villages to explore.
The Stuart Line Cruises run from Exmouth and offer superb river and open water trips along Devon’s beautiful coastline. It is a great way to learn about the history of the area and see other watercraft and many birds.Play Golf
There are several golf courses near Lympstone including the Warren Golf Club just 3 miles away. Woodbury Park Golf and Country Club and the East Devon Golf Club all welcome visitors.
The area around Lympstone has many gardens which are open to the public. Some of the best can be seen in Exeter city centre. The Northernhay Gardens were originally laid out in 1612 and are still a beautiful place to walk amidst the many statues.
Exeter is worthy of a full day of exploration and is just 7 miles from your Lympstone holiday home rental. Take a guided tour to learn the history behind the old buildings, explore the grand Cathedral founded in 1050 and the Guildhall which is the oldest municipal building still in use in England.
Explore the ruins of Rougemont Castle, built in the 11th century. Parts of the castle were used as the local assize courts until 2006. It is named after nearby Red Hill and the dark red sandstone which is used in many local buildings
This family adventure park has a range of rides from sedate carousels to adrenalin pumping roller coasters. The new water coaster called Vortex, racing go-carts and bumper boats all make this an excellent day out for kids of all ages.
Located in the southwest of England, the area around Exeter generally has mild winters and reasonably warm summers. Average temperatures throughout the year range from 7-20°C (44-69°F) with the heaviest rain showers between October and January.
Your holiday rental in Lympstone is just 6 miles from Exeter Airport, for those who want to fly down to the Devon area. Rail links are also excellent from all over the country to Exton station which is less than a mile away.